Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1951, 28 June
Document title: The Complete Auditor Part II
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First Annual Conference of Hubbard Dianetic Auditors
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Document ID: 5106C28B
Description: Hubbard says that "Korzybski's work contributed an enormous amount to Dianetics," and that "the whole semantic line they have been working on is a refinement of General Semantics."
People who are slamming against Dianetics don’t realize that they are kicking their favorite philosophers in the teeth. For instance, somebody will stand up to you and tell you, “Now, Korzybski really had some ideas! Korzybski this and Korzybski that…” Fine! Alfred Korzybski’s work contributed an enormous amount to Dianetics. Nobody in Dianetics contests this in the least. The whole semantic line that we have been working on is a refinement of General Semantics.
Then somebody else will come along and say it is all from General Semantics or it is all from Freud or it is all from Darwin or it is all from someplace else. You are dealing with people who either can’t fix their concentration or have to fix it to escape thinking about it. They have fixed their concentration solidly on one subject, one small subject, in an effort to escape an ignorance on a tremendous number of subjects. That might be called an insanity to which the analytical mind is prone.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951, 28 June). The Complete Auditor Part II. First Annual Conference of Hubbard Dianetic Auditors, (5106C28B). Wichita, Kansas.